About Us

Leon Pogelšek
General Manager and Co-founder of the Art for food Auction house

Mobile: + 386 40 134 646
Mail: info@artforfood-ljubljana.org

Leon Pogelšek, born in 1963, attended the Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana, studied art history at the Teacher’s Academy in Ljubljana, and furthered his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade.

In 1996 he established the first independent gallery of modern art, ANONIMUS, in Ljubljana, which specialised in retroavantarde.
Since 2013 he is manager and curator of the KOS GALLERY in Ljubljana. During his long business career, he has traded in works of arts and antiques in the markets of former Yugoslavia, the Balkans and, in recent years, also world wide. Combining his extensive experience and personal mission, he established in 2016 the auction house Art for Food Ljubljana, which will unite experience, quality, kind-heartedness and humanity with the goal of preserving a quality tradition for a new era.

The mission of the Auction House Ljubljana is to unite high quality art, world capital, and people with a sense of the good and beautiful working together for a better and happier life of malnourished, hungry and deprived people throughout the world.

Paul R. Turner
International Director & Co-founder
Food for Life Global

We are very proud to be part of this innovative project.

By combing the powerful voice of art and the culture for caring through humanitarian aid to raise social awareness for the need to totally eradicate world hunger.

Food for Life Global in partnership with Charity Auction House Ljubljana has brought together certificated original art pieces of great masters, including Henry de Toulouse Lautrec, Paul Gauguin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Francis Bacon to create the world’s first online auction that will directly impact world hunger through funding a measurable number of freshly prepared plant-based meals.

​Every masterpiece sold will allocate a percentage ranging from 15-75% to benefit Food for Life Global mission and it’s nutritious meal distribution.


Food for Life Global is the world’s largest food relief network, with 210 projects in 60 countries providing up to 2 million meals daily to the world’s most vulnerable people.

Food for Life Global’s primary mission is: to bring about peace and prosperity in the world through the liberal distribution of pure plant-based meals prepared with loving intention.

In its purest form, food has the innate ability to break down barriers and heal body, mind, and soul. Food for Life Global affiliates, therefore, serve only the purest of food—food that is devoid of animal suffering, prepared with love and served with love. Furthermore, recognizing that the ultimate solution to the problem of hunger is the elimination of poverty, Food for Life not only provides direct food distribution services, but also addresses, through its affiliate programs, such diverse but related issues as education, environmental health and sustainability, animal welfare, and health care.

Food for Life Global’s mission flows from its core values of charity and respect for all living things; its services, therefore, are provided without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, community, or nationality.